Coffee Cheesecake Recipe
Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen
This coffee cheesecake recipe is made on a homemade graham crust and is topped with milk chocolate ganache, white chocolate shavings and gorgeous whole hazelnuts.
2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese,at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
White chocolate shavings
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combinegraham crumbs and melted butter and mix well. press into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.
Combine whipping cream and coffee granules and let stand for 5 minutes, or until coffee dissolves.
In a large bowl of an electric mixer, combine cream cheese and sugar; beat, scraping the bowl often, until creamy, about 1 minute.
Add reserved coffee mixture, eggs and vanilla and beat, scraping often, just until combined.
Pour over the prepared pie crust and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until center is nearly set; remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for one hour.
Place whipping cream in a small saucepan and heat over medium just until it comes to a boil, about one minute.
Turn off the heat.
Add the chocolate chips and let sit for a few minutes. Stir occasionally until the chocolate has melted.
Spread over cheesecake and refrigerate until chocolate sets, about 1 hour.
Garnish with white chocolate shavings and hazelnuts for a classy presentation.